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Oct 31, 2013 6:00pm PDT
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Nov 5, 2013 1:00am PST
quote >> all right, professor ritter, thank you very much for joining us. jay ritter, professor of finance at the university of florida. >>> and one big tech executive speaking out against speaking at one of the data bases. google's chairman, eric schmidt, said that widespread spying by the government on the company's spying would be wrong. he said his company has registered complaints with the nsa, president obama and congress. >>> and one of of the country's big home builders is where we
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Nov 2, 2013 5:30pm PDT
evening, thanks for joining us. new cancellations at los angeles international airport day after the fatal shooting of an unarmed airport security officer. some passengers who fled the scene in panic were allowed to return to collect belongings today. an fbi investigation into the incident is under way. the alleged shooter who was wounded in an exchange with authorities was identified as a 23-year-old new jersey man living in los angeles. hours before the incident his family said he sent a text noefg one of his brothers suggesting he was suicidal. the tsa officer was identified at 39-year-old has regard oh hernandez. a new warning about the effect of climate change. a league dravt of the united nations report warns that rising temperature koss produce crop production leading to higher food prices. scientists say sensitive to heat waves to lead to a decrease of food by up to 2% per decade while the demand for food is expected to rise by 14% as the global population grows. >>> from pakistan tonight, word the pakistani lead hear been buried killed yesterday. mehsud was believed responsi
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Nov 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
globe. twitter, which has helped to fuel revolutions and bring us the latest from lady gaga, saw it stocks soar. can they keep the momentum going? twitter takes flight on the new york stock exchange. top tweeters including patrick stewart taking part in the social media phenomenon. one of twitter's founders on the floor of the exchange. the share price soars. simple tool. yet, people have done so many amazing things with it. team has spent the last few weeks of playing to investors why a company which is yet to make a profit will be a great bed. 2006 with this tweet from one of the founders. than 230 million users ranging from the president celebrating election victory to celebrities like justin bieber telling his followers that of brazil has been incredible. twitter even treated the details of its own share sale but now it has to prove that it is serious business. decided that despite its lack of profits, twitter was worth around $81 billion. a much bigger and profitable social network, facebook, is worth nearly $117 billion. is valued at $160 billion. the u.s. continues to generat
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Nov 14, 2013 1:00am PST
worst than expected and bertha coombs joins us with a break down of the numbers. bertha, i know you've been going through the information. who did succeed in signing up? >> we don't really know. they didn't really give us demographic information. they just basically gave us the numbers of what they saw. in terms of people that actually selected a plan at this point, we're talking about 106,000 and as you mentioned, the majority of those came through the state based exchanges that have been working fairly well, only 26,000, nearly 27,000 managed to select a plan. some of them paid, a lot of them haven't but haven't select add plan through the federal exchange healthcare.gov. as we know, they had a lot of troubles for a lot of people. it's been frustrating. what is interesting is to see the wide variety, more people were able to select a plan on the california exchange than were on the federal exchange and this is just for the first month, some of the states had more updated numbers. in new york, pretty strong numbers, as well, just over 16,000, kentucky which has been fairly good
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Nov 3, 2013 5:30pm PST
. thank you. from the tish wnet studios, hari sreenivasan. >> good evening. thanks for joining us. secretary of state john kerry has stopped in egypt. he sought to urge leaders that the united states stands behind its once close ally. >> the united states will continue to provide support that directly benefits the egyptian people in health and scholarships and private sector development and we are continuing assistance to help secure egypt's borders. >> the u.s. recently suspended much of its $1.3 billion military aid package to egypt because of the o ucuster of mohd morsi. it says they are unhappy with the u.s. criticism of egypt's new government, what they consider tepid u.n. support for the syrian rebels and ongoing nuclear negotiations with iran. in iran, the supreme leader ayatollah khamenei offered support for the west about the nuclear program. this comes as conservatives in iran have a conciliatory tone. the discussions between on thursday in geneva. >>> the former national security agency contractor, edward snowden, one former aide to the chancellor said that snowden has
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Oct 31, 2013 6:00pm PDT
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> ifill: embassies used as spying outposts in asia; tapping into google and yahoo's internal networks. new reports on the breadth of n.s.a. surveillance stoke outrage at home and abroad. good evening, i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. also ahead this thursday, iraq's prime st vits washington asking for help to stem a recent spate of bloodshed. >> ifill: and while abraham lincoln is widely revered as the man who kept the union together, a new book looks at his little known legacy as a ground- breaking foreign-policy president. >> lincoln had to deal with a series of crises over the course of his presidency from france, from britain, from spain, even russian ships showed up off the atlantic coast. >> ifill: those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's "pbs newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic
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Nov 17, 2013 4:00pm PST
having us here. >> thank you so much. >> you have so much to do here at home on the political issues that concern you, why did you take on the fukushima nuclear plant? >> well, you know, the truth is what's going on in fukushima really should be in the headlines of newspapers all over the world. this is, regrettably, an issue that puts all of us at risk. i mean, this is sort of writ very large what the dangers of nuclear power >> and particularly that tepco, tokyo electric power company, is getting ready to remove 1,500 spent fuel rods, which are in a very delicate position. and this has really never been tried, what they're attempting to do. so, we came to town to deliver a letter that was signed by organizations and people from 16 different countries and petitions, over 150,000 petitions, to the united nations calling for independent oversight and access to accurate information about what's going on there. >> and if this removal of the fuel rods that are teetering in an unstable building 100 feet up in the air, some 1,500 of these fuel rods, they hold the radioactive fallout equiva
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Nov 23, 2013 2:00am PST
care that's affordable. this was a piece that there were not great only options force us. californians that are losing old policies get the less new policy for them. >> let's look at the data of the team that signed up there was a lot of concern about the young people, the youpg invincibles would sign up. what did the data tell us about that? >> it's good data. here in california, you heard a lot about national websites not working et cetera. coverage ca.com is working great. we're signing up 10,000 people every single day. some of them going to medical and those people, about 21% of them are between the ages of 18 and 34. these are young people. those are the people that will be being part of our insurance pool, will make sure that in 2015, the rates for everyone stay as low as possible. >> another important demographic, latinos, something like 60% of the unsured in california are latino and i think, 3% of those enrolled so far in covered california are primarily spanish sneaking. what does that tell you? >> a couple things. in the first 7ñmonth, this the data about mon
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Nov 19, 2013 4:00pm PST
. sectarian feelings were running high, holding the promise of more violence. people won't fight us face-to-face. so they use suicide bombers. let them face us. we are ready for them. >> casting blame using the standard e-mail griffey here in shiite -- standard demonography here in shiite south beirut. there are a lot of rumors here. the most likely theory is it is something to do with syria. it is not the first time the civil war in syria has reached across the border to cause mayhem here. it is not the first time there has been an attack in shiite south beirut. on everyone knows an attack an iranian target is something different. the attack could be linked to this. syrian rebels are under pressure from a regime offensive. last supply routes into lebanon are close to being cut off. the refugees are fleeing over the border, coming from areas held by the rebels for two years. to accomplish this, the regime is getting help from iran and from its lebanese allies, hezbo llah. is it payback for what the iranians are doing in syria? >> it is a message. say, everyoneto is convinced that th
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Nov 18, 2013 6:00pm PST
parking lot last night so many people came into our community to help us. we had to finally shut the community down and say no more. we can't have if i more help. >> reporter: deadly storms from the same weather front raged across the midwest throughout the day on sunday. pulling trees out of the ground and flipping cars. >> it's hard. i couldn't even walk out here last night. i kept wanting to be inside. you get like a little depression mode. so i don't have that drive just of yet to let's go and rebuild again. >> illinois governor pat quinn ultimately declared disasters in seven counties. he too visited the town of washington today. >> it's very, very important that at this time we finish our search-and-rescue efforts all across our state to make sure there is no one in harm away. but upon completion of that, our mission now is to recover. and we will recover. we will prevail over-- these tornadoes. >> reporter: in addition to illinois twisters and damaging winds hit a dozen states. in this image from the national weather service, red dots symbolize more than 80 tornado reports acr
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Nov 28, 2013 7:00pm PST
excites us a bit. >> once thanksgiving is over, i'll be going shopping, probably macy's. >> reporter: every year it seems the christmas creeps earlier and earlier. for many thanksgiving hours have moved from an experiment to a tradition. kmart is opening at 6:00 a.m. on thanksgiving day and toys r us at 5:00 p.m. and target, macy's, jp men knees, kohl's and sears are opening at 8:00 p.m. today and not locking them until late black friday night. not every retail will have thanksgiving shopping hours and not every american loves the idea but many do. >> they got people who wouldn't normally shop to come out and shop. so mom stayed at home because she was exhausted after cooking but dad and the kids went out shopping. >> reporter: the national retail federati federation says thanksgiving shoppers tend to be more 18 to 34 years old. retailer haves seen foot traffic increase over the past couple years with the earlier thanksgiving hours, analysts say it doesn't add to overall sales. in some cases, it shifts the purchasing earlier in the weekend or spreads out spending over a longer period
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Oct 31, 2013 7:00pm PDT
for investors. >> bubble trouble. some vav vee investors are using the dreaded b word, so what should you do? we have the bull and bear cases for your money. >>> and no room for error, we know many people are one paycheck away from bankruptcy but there are major cities running paralaosly close, as well. the frightening names and numbers ahead. that and more for this halloween, october 31st. >>> good evening everybody and happy halloween. it's the final trading day of october, a month that historically has not been a very good one for stocks but this year october doesn't look so scary after all. today's stocks move in a very narrow range for most of the session but traders did get spooked and sold off. in the end the dow was down 73 and nasdaq off nearly 11 and s&p fell six but for the month, a good one for the bulls. the dow up about 3%, the nasdaq up four and s&p 500 up better than 4.5% or there abilities and with the month of october coming to a close, the nights are cold, days are shorters and investors are apparently afraid of very little for now. >> reporter: one by one, t
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Nov 21, 2013 7:00pm PST
lower. >>> joining us now to talk more about the markets and whether or not the great rotation out of bonds and into stocks is finally underway is john manly. chief equity strategist at wells fargo. good to have you with us. >> thank you. >> what are you seeing in your accounts at wells fargo? are people developing a better appetite for equities and leaving bonds? >> i think they are. it's a slow process and not a one-step process, it's a two-step process. i think people are beginning to find equities less scary and more attractive and they are beginning to wonder about the bond holdings. they know rates are down an awful lot and we have to realize bonds go both ways. >> john, i'm sure you and many strategist say you have to own some bonds. are there still some bonds that are safe to own, or are you better putting your money into equitys? >> i think you're better off putting your money into equities. i think some corporate spreads are well praiced so we can go fr the junkiest judge. i was 27 years old when the bond market rally started. >> i was a young cat at that time, too, back in
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Nov 16, 2013 1:30am PST
could set us back in dialogue that's taken 30 years to be able to achieve. gwen: what can and can't be done. covering the week, dan balz of the "washington post." john harwood of cnbc and "the new york times." indira lakshmanan of "bloomberg news" and jeff zeleny of abc news. >> reporting and analysis, covering history as it happens. live from our nation's capital, this is "washington week with gwen ifill." corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by -- >> we went out and asked people a simple question -- how old is the oldest person you've known? we gave people a sticker and had them show us. a lot of us have known someone who's lived well into their 90's and that's a great thing. but one thing that hasn't changed, the official retirement age. the question is how do you make sure you have the money you need to enjoy all of these years? >> additional corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by northrop grumman. additional funding is provided by the annenberg foundation, the corporation for public broadcasting and by contributions to pbs stations from viewers like
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Nov 25, 2013 2:30pm PST
everything will get better. >> the foreign minister is using caution to sell the deal he made in geneva. on tv he used the same word as his western counts counter parts about the commitments reversible. in the u.s. president obama is also sounding cautious but there's a tantalizing chance an agreement on the program could become something much bigger. >> if iran seizes this opportunity and joins the community and we can chip away at the mistrust that existed between our nations. >> the americans have an uphill job selling the deal to their allies in the middle east. on the other side, saudi arabia believe they're misleading. they're in their own cold war in sire i can't, the saudi's back the rebels and iranians back the regime regime. it could block any agreement with iran that doesn't dismantle the nuclear facilities. >> the final end of the diplomatic process cannot be only from producing nuclear weapons but to prevent the possibility of producing nuclear weapons. it sounds similar but it's totally different. >> for the british government this is an opportunity for all the west's allies t
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Nov 2, 2013 2:00am PDT
time colin says to put the president of land to better use. >> when the freeway came down, that gave us a once in a generation opportunity to use waterfront land in better more imaginative ways so when folks say we got to preserve the precious waterfront, i'm not exactly sure what city they are talking about because the labd is so valuable, we pork oark ous on it. >> reporter: the former major agnos says they are driving the policies with little interest in building housing the average san francisco person can buy. >> i think that this project is the canary in the mine. i think that if this project goes forward as planned for millionaire housing at $5 million average a condo, it is the death now of middle class and affordable causing in this city because it sets a president, not only on the waterfront but elsewhere in the city where desirable lots exist for rich people's housing. >> reporter: this battle comes in the mist of a building boom that is driving housing prices up and out of reach for many. for that reason, this project is taken on greater meaning says university of sa
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Nov 30, 2013 1:00am PST
. she'll rejoin us on monday. well, it may have been black friday at the malls, but on wall street you could have called it flat friday, markets closing at 1:00 p.m. eastern time and the major stock indexes ending the day mixed, but wall street wraps up an historic month of november with 12 record high closings for the dow. and the dow and the s&p finished this month with their eighth straight week of gains. today stocks faded just before the early closing time, but earlier in the day, the dow and the s&p, and the dow transports and the russell 2000 all hit record highs. here's a look at today's closing numbers, the dow, 11 points lower, the nasdaq up 15, now solidly above that 4,000 mark, and the s&p basically flat about 1 1/2. look at this, blue chip dow soaring 3.5%. the nasdaq was up 3.6%, and the s&p 500 up 2.8%. a good month all around. while shoppers flocked to stores on this black friday and many more headed out on the thanksgiving holiday, the early word is that the season has started out quite strongly. shares of many of the major retailers started strongly today, but then th
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Nov 14, 2013 6:00pm PST
: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: president obama moved today to put out a political firestorm and let people keep their existing health insurance policies for now. he said the government will suspend the requirement that individual plans meet minimum standards at least for one year. it's up to insurance companies to decide if they'll go along. in the white house briefing room, the president acknowledged the outcry by the public and politicians, and said he bears much of the blame. >> i think it's fair to say that the rollout has been rough so far, and i think everybody understands that i'm not happy about the fact that the rollout has been, you know,
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Nov 26, 2013 10:00pm PST
the youngest of all of us-- of six-- and she was the one that we always looked out for. she was an amazing athlete. she loved to swim. she could climb a tree faster than anybody. michelle was very fun-loving. she was very outgoing. >> i mean, michelle just embraced life. >> she loved being a mom, even though she was a single mom. she made the best out of that situation. she worked two jobs, sometimes three jobs, just to support alexis. >> michelle went skydiving one time, and before she could go, she had to write a letter to lexi just in case something was to happen to her. >> "my life began after having alexis, and the love i have for her could never be measured. but i want tmake sure that if something does happen to me, that alexis will be loved, safe, happy, praised and protected. i don't like thinking about it, because i plan on being here for alexis for a long time." (phone ringing) >> 9-1-1. >> narrator: on september 2, 2010, 24-year-old michelle o'connell died from a gunshot to the mouth. the gun belonged to her boyfriend, jeremy banks, a deputy with the st. johns county she
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Nov 15, 2013 2:30pm PST
drug use, to ford resists all calls resign. ♪ >> welcome to our viewers on public television and in america, and around the globe. one week after typhoon haiyan struck the philippines, eight workers or stroll -- are still struggling to reach those affected. despite many countries coming together to help, efforts are hindered by a desperate shortage of vehicles. the official death toll is over 3.5 -- 3500 but the final figure may be much higher. jeremy cook has been to one school in tacloban were survivors are trying to survive in the aftermath. >> the water is warm, and the children are playing in peace. meters away is the reality. their homes are destroyed by the raging storm and giant waves that struck here a week ago. their young lives were changed forever. she was badly injured as she swam for her life. the gas in her head is infected and she lies in the filth of a ruined hospital as her parents wait for someone, anyone, to help. andis badly hurt, he says, she really needs to be transferred to a new hospital. they don't have the facilities to treat her here. >> among the ruins a
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Nov 27, 2013 7:00pm PST
delaying for one year the ability of small businesses to use the website to buy health insurance for workers. they can use agents or brokers to buy coverage or go directly to insurers. late today there were reports, as well, hewlett packard will be a late inning replacement for verizon as the web host for the site. bertha coombs joins us with more. bertha what does this delay mean for small businesses and their employees? who does it affect? >> it affects businesses with fewer than 50 employees. they are not mandated to provide them with insurance, but this program, the shop its called for small businesses would allow them to look at plans and enroll employees automatically. originally they delayed it until november 1st and now it's being delayed another year. they will be able to get tax credits retroactively the way a lot of small businesses do it. it just indicates, tyler, they are having still a lot of technical issues on trying to clear things up on healthcare.gov and this afternoon dow jones is reporting that hewlett packard will serve as the host of healthcare.gov replacing ve
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Nov 20, 2013 3:00pm PST
, but the senior u.s. official briefing us said, when asked about it, it's been tough. and that there are real moments of tension, and this official went on to say we have critics and skeptiction domestically, we all do. this is a very eye don't remember the exact words-- but this is a very difficult thing for us all to do. to some degree, i would say they sidestepped the question did of but did not dispute it. >> woodruff: so given all this, margaret, how would you describe expectations? >> warner: i think the moment's being prepared for secretary kerry and others to fly in. but definitely tonight, the tone of briefings from both iranian and american officials was much more cautious than at this point in the last round. and each one had the tone of someone who doesn't want to get burned again. gl. >> woodruff: margaret warnener geneva, and we will check in with you again tomorrow. >> warner:ook forward to it, judy. >> ifill: with every new report of the shockingly high incidence of sexual assault in the military comes new debate over how to end it. today's played out on the floor of
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Nov 26, 2013 12:00am PST
this happened the administration was up lobbying all of us in congress saying hey, whatever you do, don't move forward on sanctions. i think we'll have a great deal coming up here. candidly they laid sanctions on the table it allowed iran to craft an agreement where they walked away saying the world has recognized us as a nuclear power. that's a huge problem. that is exactly what we were trying to avoid. >> rose: we conclude this evening with an analysis of the agreement with gary seymour, david sanger, ray tacka and gary sick. >> the reason why the iranians are seeking a deal is because the economic pressure of sanctions. and the big question as david said does this taste of sanctions relief make further nuclear concessions more likely or do-- does this modest relief of sanctions make them more able to withstand the status quo and therefore less likely to make nuclear concession. in sex months we'll have a better idea which is correct. >> a analysis of the nuclear agreement with iran. >> funding for charlie rose was provided by the following:. >> rose: and american express. additi
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Nov 3, 2013 4:00pm PST
america harm. from it, targets are chosen for assassination. however, the drones they use are not always so selective and often kill innocent civilians, including children. last tuesday, for the first time, drone attack victims testified at a briefing for members of congress. five members showed up. the briefing coincided with the release of a new documentary, "unmanned: america's drone wars," the latest from brave new films, produced and directed by robert greenwald. it tells the story of civilians who have lost their lives to drones and includes the testimony of others. among them, brandon bryant, a former american drone operator who carried out attacks by remote control from a military base in new mexico. >> getting into the drone program was weird. the introduction is like, "this is what we do, we kill people and break things. that is what our job is." and depending on atmospherics, if it was a completely clear day, you'd definitely get a good picture. and depending on how close you were you could probably read the license plate on someone's car. we can see something as simple
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Nov 15, 2013 8:00pm PST
prisoners. to help us understand the impact on public safety and the justice system, i'm joined by michael montgomery, reporter for kqed and the center for investigative reporting and sanford law professor reporter, robert, let me begin with you, you and your colleagues recently did a series of studies and in your reports, you call california a high stake test kitchen for criminal justice. what does that mean? >> first, many parts of the united states now are having to deal with having put too many people in prison for too long. so there is an overall fa no, ma'am anyo-- phenomenon. the path california has taken through realignment, the matter of devalving a great deal of control of felons from the state to the county is essentially causing the counties to recreate criminal justice systems and readjust complex relationships between the moving parts, the sheriffs that control the jails, the local police and prosecutors and judges. it's a natural experiment for reconfiguring criminal justice in america. >> one of the interesting things the report reported out is how quickly they had
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Nov 26, 2013 4:00pm PST
us. >> the opposition has been -- mainly his supporters have been blocking the nato supply route. and baselessly killing civilians. the timing started after the death of the militant leader. accusing them of appeasement and worse. >> as we mentioned across the border in afghanistan, tensions are also rising with america after reaching an agreement on a security pact. afghan president karzai has decided to delay signing it and is adding new conditions. kabul, warning that a failure to sign this deal properly could lead to the pullout of all american troops by 2014. i discussed these rocky relations with the former american vassar to afghanistan. how concerned are you that at this stage in the game, president karzai has met only set of conditions. >> won by the definition of aggression and what america , facing security challenges. homes, it isople's a sensitive political issue. she approvedter going forward, it raises some issues. a peace process, security of afghanistan, those are issues. i am a little surprised and i think he is putting himself in a difficult situation because the po
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Nov 22, 2013 7:30pm PST
the front line in the cyberbattle wherever it takes us. that's the value of performance. northrup grumman. >> additional corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by prudential. additional funding is provided by the annenberg foundation, the corporation for public broadcasting, and by contributions to pbs stations from viewers like you. thank you. >> once again, live from washington, moderator gwen ifill. gwen: good evening. it's quiet in washington tonight but there are echoes here from a tumultuous week. we begin in the senate where the biggest debate was about finding a way to end debate. >> the american people believe congress is broken. the american people believe the senate is broken. and i believe the american people are right. gwen: senate democrats infuriated the republican minority by pulling the pin on a long threatened grenade, changing the rules that require a 60-vote majority to confirm presidential nominees. >> they believe that one set of rules should apply to them, to them, and another set to everybody else. he may as just as well have said if you like t
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Nov 9, 2013 1:00am PST
around it is joe davis, the chief economist at the muni twel fund company. good to have you with us. >> thank you, tyler. >> terrific to have you here. jobs today, obviously the economic growth numbers yesterday. how stock is the economy in your view now and is it strong enough for the federal reserve to dial back on bond purchases? >> i certainly believe it's strong enough to just weather the federal reserve. i mean, our theme for our investors throughout the year is that despite the head winds the u.s. economy faces is that it's resiliency may be under estimated and today's jobs report under scores that sort of theme, despite the head winds, the private sector in particular is weathering those forces very well, and so i would expect more positive formative news on the labor market front over the next several months. so i think that clearly brings into focus a federal reserve that is beginning it's tapering program. >> you know, joe, the other aspect of it, though, the participation rate dropped so dramatically. does that worry you at all, and might it concern the fed enough they h
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Nov 2, 2013 1:00am PDT
big board but this is not your father's kodak or the one you used to know. can it succeed? that and more on "nightly business report" for friday, november 1st. >>> good evening everyone. americans are buying cars, a lot of them in showrooms across the country were bustling in october. despite the government shutdown, october was another month of strong auto sales, proof that the manufacturer in new car sales and trucks are one of the engines powers the economic recovery. each of the big three scored double digit sales gains and much of that on pickup truck. general motors was in the fast lane. sales surged almost 16% at ford sales grew 14% and chrysler they were up 11%. phil la bow joins us from chicago with more on that. it was an amazing month. you know, the headline numbers look fantastic but when you look under the hood there are some numbers that weren't so good like chevy volt numbers, they dropped. what happened? >> that ocho got a lot of attention today, suzy. they dropped 31.7% for the month of october this year compared to october of 2012. gm is quick to point out that oct
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Nov 10, 2013 3:00pm PST
not enough cashiers or parking spots. >> just give us the fax. >> and the nuclear deal. >> are we better off? and then we have an automatic military confrontation. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- questions -- did republican governor chris christie big win mean he is the odds on favorite for 2016? will republicans be able to patch up their differences before then? was terry mcauliffe's victory in virginia a warning for the tea party? did victories by populist democrats in new york and boston indicate the debate over income and equality will dominate our politics for the next few election cycles? a prettyuliffe had good lead going into the election. it turned out to be much closer than anticipated. >> i was not a fan of either candidate. >> i think people are split everywhere. i do not think it is virginia. i think it is everywhere. >> what did the results tell us, charles? >> i think the narrowing of the gap was probably significant. gambled it all on obamacare. he obviously was hurt by the thedown, which affected northern virginia constituency. he
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Nov 21, 2013 12:00pm PST
talk just a little bit. >> rose: i can't tell when he's putting us on. >> he's telling the truth. >> i love to go out in my car and be an actor and if i can't do that i just sit in the drawing room. >> rose: so in other words you're an actor and you want to be acting. >> yeah. yeah. >> rose: that's what makes you happiest. >> it's been my job for 50 odd years. >> rose: it's what makes you happiest? >> well, it gets me out of the house. (laughter) >> well, it's partly true. this is very, very rare that people say i am retired. nobody wants to retire. it's entirely possible to go on doing what we do while our brains are working and why we can stand up than the opportunities are there so why retire? >> i didn't think of a single reason. did you ever meet samuel beckett? >> i did. i went to see the first night of a play -- the one where the three of them are in jars. and i'd had a fantastic evening and i was out with some friends afterwards, we'd had dinner and we were driving along shaftsbury avenue. i said there's george, i want to tell him what a wonderful evening i've had. i leap
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Nov 28, 2013 3:00pm PST
. >> it took more than every ounce of people in the community wouldn't have liked it to us. >> and they gave it to us. they were wearing our clothes. so it's not just work to them but to us. it's how we make our money. >> sreenivasan: and, how norman rockwell mirrored america's ambitions and common values in his art. >> and a barber in montana suddenly had normal knockwell in common. >> sreenivasan: those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's "pbs newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> sreenivasan: americans at home and abroad celebrated the thanksgiving holiday today. the annu
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Nov 25, 2013 7:00pm PST
made engines, creating the loss of thrust. phil lebeau joins us from chicago, phil, let's talk about the icing problems, which planes are affected and will it be easy to fix it. >> well, they pretty much believe they can fix it with software, they believe they know what causes the ice to form, only in selecti cases where the ice forms, they say listen, we think we could have ice on particular routes. as a result, we won't fly the dreamliner on those routes, we'll put another plane on it. the engine facility engineers will figure out a fix. >> and any response from the airline companies how they feel about all of this? >> well, they're never happy, susie, they're never happy when they have to take a new plane out of service and substitute a different plane into that route. but having said that we're not looking at a widespread drop in service for the dreamliner. some of the airlines, the japanese airliners had had a few select routes where they have had to change out the plane. but it is nothing that will have a huge impact on the plane. >> tell me i'm wrong, phil, but is the dreamlin
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Nov 19, 2013 1:00am PST
and joins us now. mary, let's start with the back backs, what is built coin? >> if you're going to buy one, you pay cash for bit coin. you keep it in an on-line wallet and can use the bit coins you have to pay for services and goods at retailers that accept the bit coins. now, a couple of things are different than u.s. dollars, first of all it is not backed by a single government or commodity like gold. it was backed by a japanese programmer who limited the number of coins that could be produced. currently, there are 12 million in circulation and are produced by computer solving math problems, once the problems are solved they get a couple of bit coins put into circulation. and the value of the bit coin is determined by a number of exchanges around the globe where investors and retailers trade these digital currencies. >> it sounds a little complicated for the individual guy, i don't know how congress, you know, felt about all of this information. why are lawmakers looking into the bit coin? >> well, there are two reasons, first of all, there is a lot of hope or promise in these digita
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Nov 5, 2013 2:30pm PST
admission of the use of crack cocaine despite the fact the toronto police were conducting surveillance on its own mayor. tenuous relationship with the truth was becoming too apparent and today he decided to set the record straight. >> i have smoked crack cocaine. am i an addict? no. i tried it, probably about a year ago. wase have been times when i in a drunken stupor. that is why i want to see the tape. >> what started as comedy turn did sendand may yet into tragedy. rob ford appeared before the media once again fighting back tears, apologizing for his action that made no mention of resigning. >> i sincerely, sincerely, sincerely apologize. >> the mayor has yet to be charged with a crime and says he will be running for reelection next year. news,willis, bbc washington. >> rob portman says it was a difficult day for him. i think it was a difficult day for the people of toronto. rebels have admitted defeat. it ends a bloody this -- has killedthat thousands. revolutionary surrendered after congolese forces, backed by the united nations, recaptured strongholds in the east of the country.
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Nov 26, 2013 7:00pm PST
point. >>> joining us to talk more, jim, ceo at principal global investors. jim, welcome to the program. i understand that you agree with the statement that tyler made a moment ago, that the nasdaq 4,000 is much healthierer today than it was 13 years ago. tell us why and what mek tricks are you looking at? >> yeah, the difference is that this time the market has been going up because of earnings and the fund mentals for u.s. private sector remain very strong, and that's really what is driving the nasdaq. some 24, 25 times the earnings, which is reasonable given the growth potential. equities generally on about 17 times earnings online with the long-term average. at a time when the u.s. private sector is doing well and there is good momentum, that's a reasonable place to be. >> so this time is different in your view, last time was a bubble, but why hasn't, jim, the nasdaq risen past its former all-time highs, the way the dow and s&p have? >> yeah, the difference, tyler, the dow and s&p different run on fumes at the end of last decade of the end of the previous decade, 1999, 2000.
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Nov 12, 2013 7:00pm PST
the use of stat tants. will it be a game changer? >> happy holidays ahead? reports of earnings over the next couple weeks with a look at the strength of the consumer. that and more for "nightly business report" for tuesday, november 12th. >>> good evening everyone. i'm sue herrera in for system susie gharib. >> i'm tyler mathisen. welcome. the world's biggest airline is about to take off, they settled anti trust charges planning a merger for american airlines and u.s. airways but not before resting concessions aimed as protecting the consumer and making sure the new airline won't be too big. shares of u.s. airways ended about 1% higher, shares of american airlines that began trading on exchange after bankruptcy shot up 26%. let's take a look at what the changes may be in store at the combined airlines and what it means for travelers and investors. >> reporter: with more than 6700 flight as day, the new american airlines will be the world's largest but both partners must pay a price. to get the 16 million dollar deal done and settle anti trust charges brought by the justice departmen
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Nov 27, 2013 2:30pm PST
. we have to be very careful to avoid a miscalculation that possibly get us into a conflict. >> calculations, you mentioned this a few minutes ago. what are you thinking? >> if one of their planes which is not as controlled by their military commanders as ours are, maybe it makes a mistake. maybe it does not have appropriate rules of engagement. maybe its radar locks onto the next u.s. aircraft in that area and that our planes respond in kind. you have to have a lot of discipline. military aircraft and ships are complex. there is a lot going on. there is a lot of people involved, and it is easy to old it was very tight reins, or we could have an accident or incident that escalates. faultwhat extent does the lie with your former colleagues in the white house that have been necessarily preoccupied with events in the middle east, although they might have wanted to pay more attention to rising tension in asia? >> i think that is right. there are issues. china sees that our secretary of date, our secretary of defense, our president, everyone is focused a lot on the major turmoil
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Nov 18, 2013 12:00pm PST
stuff and part of what happens is the great stuff -- sometimes we have to wait for emily to tell us that it's good. >> rose: right. >> but other times it just sort of gets personned up by everyone and they say you've got to see. and we're able t program our own universe so we can go and get it wheneverwe want to. >> rose: emily? >> i agree technology is very much at the center of what's happened with t.v. to me there was this amazing confluence that happened at the turn of the century between the rise of a set of television writers who were very cantankerous and rebellious against the old rules of t.v. and its relationship with the audience and then d.v.r.es and the internet which happened esstially simultaneously enabling people to save shows andause them and rewind them and archive them and then discuss them with strangers online. i think when both of those forces came together you could create shows with far greater complexity because people could decode them together and they could kind of last instead of squeezing into your living room like cook kay dough which is almost hard t
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Nov 6, 2013 3:00pm PST
mayor tom menino, who'd held the office for 20 years. voters around the country also used direct initiatives to make their voices heard. in washington state, a measure to require the labeling of genetically-modified food was defeated, and an effort to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in the seattle suburb of seatac was on its way to approval. official results will not be certified until later this month. in colorado, voters agreed to a 25% tax on recreational marijuana, but they balked at raising income taxes to expand school funding. tuesday's voting also sounded the likely death knell for the houston astrodome. it may be headed for demolition after supporters lost on a bond proposal to convert it to a convention site. >> woodruff: for more on the contests in virginia and new jersey, we turn to jonathan martin of the "new york times." he joined me a short time ago from their newsroom. jonathan martin, welcome. and let's start with virginia since that's a state that's lately been reflecting the way the whole country goes. terry mccauliffe, former democratic party chair, take
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Nov 8, 2013 12:00pm PST
what i mean? >> i used to care a lot about acting. but now i see that you're only as good as your material. >> and if your material is good, you're only as good as your director. >> there's so much dependence on others that i can't care about acting anymore. >> i'm jack nicholson and marlon gran bran doe, jimmy stewart, steve mcqueen. >> i'm nicholas cage and robert pattinson, james dean and rock hudson. >> i am norma shearer and lillian gish. >> i'm garbo. >> i'm like a sophisticated prop. i give you all the feeling you want, all the hair styles and wardrobe changes you want. i'm say whatever you put in front of me. >> do not expect me to take pride in what i do. >> i used to care about how i looked. now i don't care as much. maybe it's because i'm so handsome. >> rose: i am pleased to have james franco back at this table. welcome. >> thank you. >> last time we saw each other was at brown university where you were attending rhode island school of design? >> that's great. that was a great interview. thank you. >> rose: so i just touch on this because you must get tired of talking
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Nov 26, 2013 6:00pm PST
, the engine that connects us. >> and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the holiday plans of many thousands of americans lay at the mercy today of a major winter storm that's arrived before winter actually starts. the system has killed at least 11 people since it blew onto the west coast last week. the storm rolled toward the east as a wintry mix of heavy rain, wind, snow and ice on the eve of the thanksgiving travel period. this morning, road conditions in eastern kentucky were already getting dangerous. >> it's been pretty terrible. it's... since i got on 75, it's been rain and. now, it's all been ice and snow. >> woodruff: the system had earlier crossed the west and southwest, dumping snow and ice from southern california into texas and oklahoma. by
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Nov 22, 2013 6:00pm PST
the people of dallas honor the life legacy and leadership of the man who called us to think not of our own interest but of our country's. we give thanks for his life and service. we offer condolences to his family. >> reporter: the mayor unveiled a new memorial, imprinted with words from a speech that president kennedy had been set to give in dallas. it also rained in the slain president's native boston, as governor deval patrick laid a wreath at the kennedy statue, outside the massachusetts statehouse. >> ♪ oh beautiful... ♪ america, america ♪ >> across the >> reporter: across the city, music marked the day at the john f. kennedy presidential library and museum. ♪ and excerpts of his speeches were read aloud, including the address to the nation on civil rights, in june of 1963, five months before the assassination. >> we are confronted primarily with a moral issue. it is as old as the scriptures and as clear as the american constitution. the heart of the question is whether all americans are to be afforded equal rights and equal opportunities. >> reporter: the remembrances ext
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